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The Strand

2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #11 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: The Historic Strand District is so close that the cruise terminal really adds value before or after your cruise. There are plenty of shops and great... more »
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Gresham, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very touristy, fun for a short visit or if you love to shop. There are more interesting historic places to visit in Galveston if you search them out but this isn't bad.

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Dewey, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I loved the many shops and variety offered on the Strand! Loved that you could purchase a cold drink, alcoholic or non, and take them into the many stores. The owners and workers in the shops for the most part are very friendly and polite! I found several unique items!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Unfortunately, most shops in The Strand closed early since we were off season. (September 10th). We walked around a bit but weren't too impressed. Maybe if we had been there during the summer there might have been more to do. Bummer!

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Florence
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97 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Strand is the main street in Galveston downtown and the street itself is gorgeous with so many historic, well preserved, buildings. If your goal is to spend some shopping time go there early 'cause at 6.00 pm all shops unfortunately close. Anyway worths the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

always fun. lots of stores to spend your $ in. Galveston needs to bring in some gambling! the parking is an issue. I think it costs way too much to park bc the stores are expensive enough.

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Denver, CO
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

So much to do at the strand. We went into the antique shops, haunted tourist traps, had our pictures made in vintage clothing. Ate, and ate some more.

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visit Galveston often as some of my previous reviews have mentioned. The Strand is one of our "must stop" places. You can shop, eat, snack, drink and watch. Eclectic shopping that includes souvenirs, clothes, art and one of kind finds.Assorted bars and restaurant scattered throughout. I especially like the fact that you can buy a beer and continue strolling... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did walk around the Strand in the blistering August heat, and the main reason we went in anywhere was to get cool. But we did find a charming old fashioned ice cream parlor/candy store that enticed us to sit and "chill" over some bowls of ice cream.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just have a walk around, have an ice cream. There is plenty of shopping but not much really good. Watch for the history and the architecture. The town tells its own story through the buildings that have survived the various storms. It does get crowded,especially on cruise ship days, but just keep walking.

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Houston, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What can you say? The Strand is the Strand! Unique items! Many places to stop in and get a cold beverage!

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